Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbour
Iceland is a great hub for nautical based activities, many sea creatures make its coastal waters and bays their home. The most notable of these animals perhaps is the variety of whales that either regularly visit the island or even make the area their home.
For whale watching fans this means you will never have to travel too far in order to see these magnificent and curious creatures in the wild.
The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. Occasionally we spot other species including Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, Fin whales and Blue whales to name but a few.
- 2,5-3,5 hr. whale watching tour
- Use of warm overalls and blankets
- Excellent live guidance in English
- Complimentary WiFi on board
- Access to our Wildlife Exhibition
- Heated indoor saloon
- Large viewing windows
- Wildlife guarantee (or try again for free)
- Pictures taken by crew (if any)
What's not included
- Tip / Gratuity
- Hotel transfer
What do I need to bring
- Sturdy footwear
- Thick jacket
This is the original whale watching tour from Reykjavík and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland! Join us for a chance to encounter the incredible whales and dolphins of Faxaflói bay.
As the weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable, we advise you that this tour is weather dependent. In case of unfavourable conditions in the bay, the itinerary may be altered (often resulting in a slightly longer tour) or the tour could get cancelled altogether. You will be notified of any changes as soon as possible, but we suggest that you have a look at our online whale diary to check for updates on your departure.
Since this is a wildlife tour we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. Additionally, abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching and thus each encounter is on the animal's terms. This means that we may manoeuvre the boat in a certain way or keep our distance to minimise potential disturbance. In the event that we don't encounter any whales or dolphins, we do not offer refunds, but instead give our passengers a complimentary ticket to use another day.
Click here for more information about whale watching from Reykjavík and get to know the cetacean you can expect to see on the tour.